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Winter vacation in Badgastein. Skiing and snowboarding: lifts, pistes and ski-passes

As a rule, alpine ski fans start appearing in Bad Gastein in December. Some ski trails high in the mountains are available for training until the end of March. The total length of all mountain ski trails estimates approximately 250 kilometres. Travelers can also enjoy cross country skiing, the length of these trails reaches 180 kilometres. As a rule, cross country trails are made in picturesque places, so while skiing guests of the resort will enjoy all the splendor of Alpine nature. “Red” and “blue” level ski trails make up the majority of routes available for tourists, but fans of extreme skiing can find some “black” labeled trails. Despite the fact that there are not many “green” trails at the resort, beginner skiers will enjoy comfortable rest under the guidance of experienced trainers who will teach them how to ski in just a few days.
Many hotels at this resort look so wonderful that can be visited as landmarks. As a rule, Grand Park is called the most prestigious hotel of Bad Gastein. Thanks to its top quality service … Open
The elevation difference at the resort is a bit more than 1,000 metres, and the highest stop of ski lift is at the height of 2,685 metres. Ski trails located in the region of Sportgastein have become particularly popular with experienced travelers. Newbie skiers will find a few trails to enjoy there, as well as experienced sportsmen who seek thrilling experiences. Numerous comfortable and modern ski lifts are one of the biggest advantages of the region.
The region of Graukogel is surrounded with fairy-tale like forests. Because of numerous dense trees, windy days are very rare there. Because of this peculiarity, this region has become very popular with locals. It’s a very cozy place with calm atmosphere. Schlossalm is another popular and very comfortable place. A convenient system of ski lifts is one of advantages of this area. Skiers of all levels will find a fitting route there. Without a doubt, trail №1, the length of which estimates 7.8 kilometres, is one of the longest and most interesting routes. Copyright
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Sportsmen, who prefer virgin snow, are recommended to pay attention to Nordabfahrt. This is the fastest alpine ski trail in the region. However, there is a risk of avalanche in this region, so travelers need to be careful and must, therefore, contact a local guide to find out current weather conditions and risk of avalanche. Only after approval and advice regarding safest and most comfortable trails, travelers can go explore the untouched ski slopes. Angertalabfahrt is the longest ski trail of the region. Its length is 8 kilometres and it belongs to the medium level of difficulty. Experienced skiers should pay attention to Tiefschneeabfahrt. This 2.2 kilometre long ski trail is one of the hardest at the resort.
Fans of snowboard will not get bored as well as there are several modern trails especially for snowboarders. Schlossalm region is considered the best destination for snowboarding. Here sportsmen will find a wonderful half-pipe, and experienced boarders will enjoy a visit to the local fun park. One of the biggest advantages of the resort is the ability to mix fun and sport as numerous restaurants and entertainment centres are located close to popular ski trails. In the region of Stubnerkogel travelers are welcome to visit the entertainment centre named Fun Center. Here visitors will find a high class restaurant and a special play area for kids. When it comes to mentioning bars, Gatz is definitely worth attention. This bar is famous for interesting entertainment programs and loud parties.
Bad Gastein is one of the most prestigious alpine ski resorts in Austria. It has become popular with travelers not only for its snowy high class trails, but also because of unique geothermal … Open
In order to make stay of travellers at the resort even more comfortable, there is a system of different ski passes with special discounts for children. The price of one day pass for an adult estimates 46 euro, and the price of a 6 day ski pass is not more than 250 euro. Ski passes for teenagers are usually 25-30% cheaper than the adult ones, and ski passes for children are usually 50% cheaper. Despite the fact that Bad Gastein is considered an expensive resort, travelers can find plenty ways to save.
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From the series “The Most Mysterious Geological Formations on the Planet”
The discoverer of the cave was Australian naturalist Anton Posselt; he has made this unique discovery in 1879. The cave is open to visit only from early May to late October. Even in summer, visitors have to wear a winter outfit. The cave is equipped with comfortable wooden walkways and platforms from which you can admire the picturesque view over ice sculptures. Before entering the cave visitors are warned that nobody can take pictures inside, but some neat-handed tourists still manage to make some spectacular photos of this amazing place. … Read further

Dachstein Sky Walk

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The length of the bridge on the Dachstein glacier is 100 meters. Entrance to the attraction is completely free for children, and adults have to pay about 3 euros for a ticket. During warmer months, a special entertainment option is available for tourists. They can go down the stairs to a special observation deck with a floor and railings made of durable glass. This observation deck was fitted over a precipice. Even visitors with nerves of steel will have a lot of impressions from a walk. This observation deck is usually open in July and is available before the cold starts. … Read further
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Thailand Relaxes Its COVID-19 Policy

New Year events in Thailand are likely to bring more people this year because everyone is tired of lockdowns and craving normal life. Many tourists, who book hotels in Pattaya, Krabi, or Phuket for the holiday season, also want to participate. As champagne has become an essential drink for New Year celebrations, the question regarding alcohol consumption comes to mind. The government allowed serving alcoholic drinks during the New Year countdown but only open-air cafes and restaurants with good ventilation will be permitted to do this until 1 am on 1 January 2022. This rule is nationwide. Read this


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Winter recreation, skiing and snowboarding in resorts near Badgastein

Guide to the infrastructure of the ski resorts around Badgastein: rental services, pistes, ski passes, accommodation, restaurants and prices. We help you to organize your winter vacation in best possible way - where to rent the skiing and snowboarding equipment in Badgastein, which slopes and pistes to take, and, most importantly, how to relax after intensive skiing day. A week of recreation in a sunny winter, what can be better? Badgastein is waiting for you! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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